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The 10 Commandments of Podcasting

June 11, 2019 The Podcast Host Season 12 Episode 1
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The 10 Commandments of Podcasting
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The 10 Commandments of Podcasting
Jun 11, 2019 Season 12 Episode 1
The Podcast Host

Some might call this a "Pet Peeves" episode, but you can also think of them as "Growth Opportunities". 

Are you doing some things that might be costing listeners to drop off and unsubscribe? Or is your show set up in the way that it's really hard to even find listeners in the first place? Then you might want to check yourself against our 10 Commandments of podcasting (of which there's actually 14. Thou shalt not be able to count to 10, and all that...) 

  1. Thou shalt not have an extra long theme tune
  2. Thou shalt not spend 10 hours editing an episode
  3. Thou shalt not do a podcast that's "for everyone" about "all sorts of stuff" 
  4. Thou shalt not cram too much into your cover art
  5. Thou shalt not make your listener adjust volume levels more than once in an episode 
  6. Thou shalt not ask an interviewee to introduce themselves
  7. Thou shalt not open your episode with an apology
  8. Thou shalt not over-complicate your gear too early (or ever!)
  9. Thou shalt not ask for reviews or Patreon support before delivering any content
  10. Thou shalt not use copyrighted music for "7 seconds" or for "fair use" 
  11. Thou shalt not only share links to places like Apple Podcasts or Facebook 
  12. Thou shalt not call your episodes "podcasts"
  13. Thou shalt not put the onus of growing your show on others
  14. Thou shalt not "wing it"

Resources Mentioned

If you've realised you're doing any of the above, and are won over to changing your ways, here are some useful resources... 

Support the show (https://pod.academy)

Show Notes

Some might call this a "Pet Peeves" episode, but you can also think of them as "Growth Opportunities". 

Are you doing some things that might be costing listeners to drop off and unsubscribe? Or is your show set up in the way that it's really hard to even find listeners in the first place? Then you might want to check yourself against our 10 Commandments of podcasting (of which there's actually 14. Thou shalt not be able to count to 10, and all that...) 

  1. Thou shalt not have an extra long theme tune
  2. Thou shalt not spend 10 hours editing an episode
  3. Thou shalt not do a podcast that's "for everyone" about "all sorts of stuff" 
  4. Thou shalt not cram too much into your cover art
  5. Thou shalt not make your listener adjust volume levels more than once in an episode 
  6. Thou shalt not ask an interviewee to introduce themselves
  7. Thou shalt not open your episode with an apology
  8. Thou shalt not over-complicate your gear too early (or ever!)
  9. Thou shalt not ask for reviews or Patreon support before delivering any content
  10. Thou shalt not use copyrighted music for "7 seconds" or for "fair use" 
  11. Thou shalt not only share links to places like Apple Podcasts or Facebook 
  12. Thou shalt not call your episodes "podcasts"
  13. Thou shalt not put the onus of growing your show on others
  14. Thou shalt not "wing it"

Resources Mentioned

If you've realised you're doing any of the above, and are won over to changing your ways, here are some useful resources... 

Support the show (https://pod.academy)